Anna Augusta Karhu Karkkainen was born February 18, 1907 in Iisalmi, Kuopio, Finland to Johan Fredrik Karhu and Liisa Vensell. Anna was married to Josef Karkkainen on July 7, 1935 in Kuopio, Finland and later divorced on February 16, 1967. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 17, 1961 by James R. Jensen and confirmed the same day by Erkki Silvennainen. Her baptism took place in Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland. She received her endowment in the Sveitsin Temple (Switzerland Temple) on August 21, 1967. Her patriarchal blessing was given by Carl Ringger Jun. on August 19, 1968. Anna passed away in 1977.
Anna's autobiography is 6 typewritten pages in Finnish. Included is a 'Henkilohistoria' which is a record of important dates in Anna's life.